Challenges on defense

Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has plenty of holes to fill entering 2012

Updated: August 13, 2012, 2:28 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After five seasons with the University of Alabama, Kirby Smart hasn't slowed down. On the practice field, he still screams and cusses his players when they're out of position or using bad form, he still jumps up and down and hugs their neck when they finally get it right.

His boyish flop of hair bounces up and down as he shuffles around the linebackers, showing them how to complete the drill. He adjusts his visor and moves cones around for another exercise, barking orders ...

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